Magistrate Grade I

Local Government / Public service

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Job Description

Applications are invited from suitable and eligible Ugandans
to fill the following vacant posts available in the Financial Year
2017/18, in the Courts of Judicature as specified below:

Applications on Public Service Form 3 (Revised 2008) should
be submitted in triplicate to The Secretary Judicial Service
Commission (JSC), Farmers House Ground Floor P.0 Box
7679, Kampala or online submissions in a single document
can be sent to: which should be
received not later than 5:00pm on 2nd February, 2018.
Applications should bear the title of the post applied for as well
as the reference number specified against the vacancy.

Applicants should attach on each duly completed Form, a
Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the names and contacts of at
least two (2) referees, a recent passport size photograph,
copies of academic certificates and transcripts, a copy of the
National ID and a birth certificate. Applicants already in Public
Service should attach a copy of their latest IGG acknowledged
Declaration Certificate of Income, Assets and Liabilities where
applicable. Please note that only short listed candidates will be

Post: Magistrate Grade I
Reference: HRM/77/204/01 VOL. Ill
Salary Scale: U4
Number of Vacancies: 6
Age Limit: 25 years and above

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should be Ugandans in possession of a Bachelor of
Laws (LLB) Degree from a recognized University / Institution
plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law
Development Centre or any other recognized University /
Institution within the East African Region.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Chief
Magistrate in performing the fallowing duties:

  1. Adjudicating Civil and Criminal Cases under his/ her
  2. Writing and delivering Judgments
  3. Supervising staff directly under him/her
  4. Making monthly reports on the position of the cases in
    their Courts of the Jurisdiction
  5. Accounting for resources disbursed to him/her
  6. Responsible for Court premises , registries and logistics
    directly under him/her
  7. Handling any other duties that may be assigned to him/her
    by Chief Magistrate.